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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Eligibility requirements and restrictions

You must satisfy the following eligibility requirements if you are applying for a Letter of Permission: 

  • Be in clear academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0).
  • Have successfully completed nine Ontario Tech University credit hours prior to request.
  • Have the necessary Ontario Tech University prerequisite course(s).


In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements, the following restrictions apply:

  • A maximum of 30 faculty-approved credit hours may be completed by Letter of Permission.
  • Challenge for credit courses will not be considered.
  • The host institution must offer university-level courses and be accredited by a recognized governing body.
  • Combination of transfer and letter of permission credits cannot exceed residency requirement. See residency requirement (Academic Calendar).
  • It is not recommended for a student to take a course on letter of permission in their final semester as it may affect graduation eligibility.